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EVENTS IN THE CITY

Gallery Talk - Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the


Netherlandish Diptych

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


12:00 noon
Location: National Gallery of Art
Featuring Philip Leonard. Held in conjection with the exhibition
Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych.

Discussion: Talking about Europe with Ambassador


Urs Ziswiler (Switzerland)

Thursday, January 11, 2007


6:30 PM
Location: Goethe-Institut
In this ongoing series of events, the Goethe-Institut features three
evening with European ambassadors. Moderated by National
Public Radio’s Robert Siegel, the discussions will focus on
Europe-related topics that each ambassador wishes to address.
Featuring Ambassador Urs Ziswiler (Switzerland).

The 22nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Program

Thursday, January 11, 2007


7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: National Museum of Natural History
Join us for the 22nd annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Program
featuring The Last Poets. This event will also include
performances by Amiri Baraka and the DC WritersCorp. The
performances will be followed by a discussion, a question-and-
answer period, and a book signing.
Today's Events
Gallery Talk - Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the
Netherlandish Diptych

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


12:00 noon
Location: National Gallery of Art</SPAN

Featuring Philip Leonard. Held in conjection with the exhibition Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the
Netherlandish Diptych.
Gallery Talk: Will Eisner

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


12:00 noon
Location: Library of Congress</SPAN

Martha Kennedy of the Prints and Photographs Division discusses the work of graphic novelist Will Eisner
at noon in the American Treasures exhibition, Southwest Gallery of the Great Hall.

Tour and Tea

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Washington National Cathedral</SPAN

For an unforgettable Cathedral experience, consider an afternoon of Tour and Tea. Enjoy an in-depth
Cathedral tour followed by tea with a scenic view of Washington.

Music: Dawn Padmore

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


6:00 PM
Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts</SPAN

Dawn Padmore, a Liberian-born soprano, has performed nationally and internationally, and her diverse
programs have included art songs and arias from the standard repertoire, and by West African and young
American composers. This is a Millennium Stage free performance.

Film: Loners (Samotari)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


8:00 PM
Location: Avalon Theatre</SPAN
Join us for a new film series at the Avalon in collaboration with the Embassy of the Czech Republic. This
week we feature Loners (Samotári) for one night only .

Ongoing Events
Films at the Avalon: Live and Become and The Queen

Friday, January 5, 2007 - Thursday, January 11, 2007


Location: Avalon Theatre
The Avalon Theatre offers the Washington community a revitalized theater with programming that
includes outstanding independent, foreign, and documentary films - classics and the best commercial
films. Join us this week for Live and Become and The Queen.
Exhibition - redefined: Modern and Contemporary Art from
the Collection

Saturday, July 15, 2006 - Saturday, January 13, 2007


Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Featuring more than 180 objects in a range of media, including painting, prints and drawings, sculpture,
photography, and media arts, redefined highlights the Corcoran’s historical role as a venue and repository
for some of the most significant artistic achievements of the post-World War II era.

Exhibit: The Paradise Institute

Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - Saturday, January 13, 2007


Location: Corcoran Gallery of Art
A highlight of the Corcoran's collection of modern and contemporary art, The Paradise Institute is an
extraordinary multimedia sound and video installation that explores the relationship between reality and
fiction.

Restaurant Week

Monday, January 8, 2007 - Sunday, January 14, 2007


Location: Citywide
Join Washington, DC's finest restaurants for awe-inspiring, multi-course meals prepared especially for this
gourmet event.

Dance - American Ballet Theatre: Mixed Repertory and


Othello

Tuesday, January 9, 2007 - Sunday, January 14, 2007


Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
American Ballet Theatre returns to the Kennedy Center Opera House to perform Lar Lubovitch's Othello,
a vibrant interpretation of Shakespeare's classic tale of passion and jealousy, ambition, and betrayal
and dance a program of mixed repertory from some of ballet's iconic choreographers.
Exhibition - The Streets of New York: American Photographs
from the Collection, 1938 - 1958

Sunday, September 17, 2006 - Monday, January 15, 2007


Location: National Gallery of Art
This exhibition of some 70 photographs covers a very fertile period in American photography between the
publication of Walker Evans' American Photographs in 1938 and the release of Robert Frank's The
Americans in 1958. During these two decades several photographers working in New York profoundly
changed the course of the medium.

Exhibit: Immigrant Christmas Trees

Friday, December 1, 2006 - Monday, January 15, 2007


10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: American Immigration Law Center
For the past five years, the American Immigration Law Foundation has invited local schools, cultural
groups, and embassies to decorate Christmas trees representing the home countries of some of the
many immigrants in the United States. This year, the Foundation’s Christmas trees display decorations
that bring to life the holiday traditions and customs of immigrants from Mongolia, India, Japan, Costa
Rica, and Greece.

Exhibition - Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by


Herblock

Monday, July 17, 2006 - Saturday, January 20, 2007


Location: Library of Congress
Enduring Outrage: Editorial Cartoons by Herblock will feature approximately 40 original cartoon drawings
by the Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist Herbert Block, better known as Herblock.

Exhibition - The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for America

Saturday, October 14, 2006 - Sunday, January 21, 2007


Location: The Phillips Collection
One of the country's paramount anthologies of modern art, The Societe Anonyme: Modernism for
America, organized by the Yale University Art Gallery, represents a diverse cross section of art from the
1910s to 1950s that forever altered the way America looks at the world.

Exhibition - El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios

Saturday, October 14, 2006 - Sunday, January 21, 2007


Location: The Phillips Collection
Russian avant-garde artist El Lissitzky's Victory Over the Sun and Proun portfolios, considered among the
most important graphic achievements of the 20th century, will be displayed in a gallery designed as a
Proun room, allowing visitors to experience the artist's lines and shapes moving from two to three
dimensions.

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